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capitol hill as former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords testified at a hearing on gun control. ktvu's scott mcfarlen reports. . >> reporter: several hundred people were here today but it was silent at the very start. >> reporter: when gabrielle giffords walked into the room. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> reporter: congress is considering new gun laws but there is little consensus, the head of the nra said washington better enforce gun laws already on the books. >> violent felons, gang members and drug dealers with guns and the mentally ill are not being prosecuted and that is unacceptable. >> the democrat senators. >> we can't have a totally armed society. >> reporter: talked about better background checks. gabrielle giffords' husband did too. >> my wife would not be sitting here today if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: his brother was shot and killed in 2003. he wants to reduce violence but little sign of agreement on how to do so. >> up hill battle. fight, fight, fight. we got to keep pushing forward. >> reporter
the arizona congresswoman gabriel giffords gave a dramatic speech on capitol hill about gun control. in fact her husband mark kelly broke the news of today's gunfire in phoenix to everybody at that hearing. the national rifle association's executive vice president wane lap peer also testified there. we will hear from both sides coming up inside fox report. first though a u.s. senator denies any role in a case involving hookers, a private plane, and a wealthy eye doctor. fbi agents raided that doctor's clinic last night in south florida. sea long-time friend and donor to the democratic senator bob menendez of new jersey. he is the chairman of a powerful foreign relations committee. it's still not clear whether the raid involved the senator but it would not be the first time the two men have been linked. back in november, the conservative web site the daily caller interviewed prostitutes who said the senator paid them for sex in the dominican republic. the article claimed the senator flew to that country on the doctor's private jet. late today the senator's office acknowledged that he has trav
't even on the witness list, gabrielle giffords. if you take a look at the screen, you can see a handwritten note written by her speech therapist, i am told, the 16 sentences she uttered before this committee and had everybody in the room, no matter what their position on guns, mesmerized. a dramatic entrance from a woman who was a congressional colleague until a gunman shot a bullet through her head while she was doing her job. even more dramatic, gabby giffords labored yet passion nal plea for passion. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. be bold, be courageous, americans are counting on you. >> reporter: giffords is an advocate and so is her husband mark kelly. >> a strong supporter of the second amendment as anyone on this panel. my wife would not be sitting in this seat, she would not have been sitting here today if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: at the other end of the table, the other star witness with a very different perspective.
the connecticut school shooting. we just found out former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will testify at this hearing. coming up at 7:15, the position the national rifle association says it will take when they testify this morning. >>> 7:08. we want to check in with sal once again for an update on some of the serious accidents in the bay area. >> yeah. eastbound 580 a deadly crash at north greenville road happened about an hour ago now. the car was fully engulfed in flames here. i apologize, we're losing our chopper picture. let's show you a map. it's eastbound 580 at north greenville load. but the traffic is going to -- road. but the traffic is going to be slow. just about five miles west, there is a motorcycle crash on 580 westbound right near hacienda, almost at 680 that's causing another big traffic. ja. it's very, very slow. let's go to the commute here at the toll plaza. gonna see slow traffic there. no major problems as you come through. we have a crash on eastbound 92. if we can go back to the maps. this is a crash eastbound 92 in san mateo. that traffic is gonna be slow there
and throttle the folks on your tv screen. gabrielle giffords' testimony was just heartbreaking, and i think it was particularly powerful, because everybody who knows her, understands that she did not come to this from the position of a stridently liberal anti-gun activist. she's a gun owner. mark kelly's testimony was very, very powerful about how he and gabrielle giffords are gun owners and believe in the importance of guns and owning guns. what i find most frustrating of the testimony from mr. lapierre and others is, there is no solution they appear willing to accept, unless it is guaranteed to stop every single incident of gun violence, and, of course, that's just not going to ever happen. but his argument about background checks and that conversation with senator durbin, for example, criminals won't go through background checks, so, therefore, we can't get rid of the background check loophole. then why do we have background checks at all? is that what the nra is arguing for? it's just very frustrating, because this is a terrible phrase, there is no silver bullet when it comes to gun vio
gabrielle giffords who survived a mass shooting in arizona two years ago made an unexpected appearance before the senate judiciary committee, reading off a page of handwritten prepared remarks. she urged congress to act now on gun reform. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard. but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> that says it all. giffords' husband, mark kelly, says expanding background checks for gun buyers should be a top priority, but the nra's chief executive yesterday, even after that, refused to give any ground. >> we know from what happened in tucson that if there was an effective background check, which includes having the mental health data and the person's drug use, in the case of the tucson shooter, into the system, and if, in fact, there was no gun show loophole, i would contend that he would have had a very difficult time getting a gun. if background checks are good enough for somebody who's a federal firearms licensed dealer like walmart, for instance, whe
. the former arizona congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, you remember she was nearly killed in that shooting back in 2011. she told the committee that too many americans are dying by being shot. senator richard blumenthal was on the senate committee holding that hearing. he is a senator from kek connecticut. it's very interesting to watch gabby giffords yesterday. her read just is inherently very emotional as she tries to really say every single word. here's a little bit of what she said to those at this hearing. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> just to hear her struggle to get the words out really i think just speaks volumes, if you will, about all that she's been through and all about this debate. and yet this hearing did not then go forward with everybody piling on and trying to work together. it became very divisive, kind of contentious. do you think gabrielle giffords can help affect policy in this manner? >> very, very desfinitely and profoundly. her statement was one of the shortest but most powerful public statements before any congressional
murdered, 12 wounded, including gabrielle giffords. aurora, july 2012, it 12 murdered. on december 14th, 2012, tragedy struck again, killing 20 children and 6 educators in newtown, connecticut. an act that still remains incomprehensible to all of us. mayors have expressed shock at mass shootings, even more frequently, many of us must cope with gun violence that occurs on the streets of our cities today after day after day after day. weapons of mass destruction are destroyed and their communities, -- destroying our communities, our streets, and families. i was sworn in in january of 2008 to my first term. on may 3, 2008, philadelphia police officer was killed with an ak-47. tell his wife michelle and their children why any civilian needs one of those weapons to be out on the streets of our cities. tell any mother or father or sister or brother or niece or nephew why their family member is no longer with us because of those kinds of weapons. handguns with high-capacity magazines. why does anyone need one of those? this death and destruction must end right now. every day in america, 282 p
in washington, d.c., before a senate jew diudiciary committee. >> former congresswoman gabrielga gabrielle giffords argued for univer universal background checks on gun buyers, a ban on assault weapons and limits on high-compa high-capacity magazines. the national rifle association and supporters propose any type of new legislation but giffords pleaded for action now. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> the debate on gun control will be back on the spotlight on monday when president obama heads to minneapolis for his first trip outside washington to pitch his proposal on reducing gun violence. >> she is making a list in the south bay and it's a list you don't want to be on. the sheriff in santa clara county says she has a list of people who own guns illegally. nbc bay area's damian trujillo has details and joins us live with reaction from the sheriffs. very interesting, damian. >> reporter: in fact, in some cases the sheriff has already taken action on some of these cases. this is called the armed and prohibited list and there are several hundred peop
gabriel giffords delivered emotional testimony during a hearing on gun control. the gunshot victim begged congress to pals new laws to keep americans safe. nra chief wayne lapierre was also there and he rejected the argument that new laws would do just that. this was the first congressional hearing on the issue since the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. >>> more than two dozen students from sandy hook elementary school are headed to new orleans. the children will perform at the super bowl on sunday. they're scheduled to sing "america the beautiful" just before kickoff. >> which brings us to the latest on the controversy surrounding ray lewis. the ravens say the "sports illustrated" report linking him to performance enhancing drugs will not be a distraction as they prepare for sunday's super bowl against the 49ers. they say he used deer antler extract which contains a substance banned by the n.f.l. he denied ever using it in his effort to return. sunday's super dome showdown will be the final game of his career and of course you can see it right here on wusa9. >> of course, wusa9
of mike kelly, husband to gabriel giffords. this all follows last month's elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> passions run high on this issue. there's no question about it on both sides. >> illinois democrat dick durbin may see some of those high emotions from his fellow senate committee members. california democrat diane fine fine has introduced a bill that is going to revive the ban on assault weapons. she's expected to grill lapierre saying the government needs to enforce the laws already on the books. >>> today at noon governor martin o'mall is going to deliver hiate ofthe state a. he's probably going to see a rally as he leaves the state house, by owners and supporters of pit bulls. they're gathering in support of a bill that would undo an appeals court decision that designates the pit bull breed as dangerous. it's led to some landlords trying to evict tenants who own pit bulls since they could be liable for any injuries if the dog bites. >>> time is 5:36. i'm watching your money and your love life. the beatles sang "money can't buy me love" but money can ruin
and the first hearing since the newtown massacre. former arizona congressman gabrielle giffords was the first to speak, delivering an emotional call to action. >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> giffords's testimony was followed by an intense day of questioning including patrick leahy and dick durbin taking on the head of nra. wayne la pierre. >> should we have mandatory background checks at gun shows for the sales? >> if you are a dealer, that's already the law. >> that's not my question. i'm not trying to play games here. if you could, just answer my question. >> i do not believe the way the law is working now unfortunately that it does any good to extend the law to private sales in collectors. >> worry all due respect that was not the question asked. >> i think it is the answer. we have to get in the real world on what works and doesn't work. my
gabrielle giffords who was seriously injured in a mass shooting in tucson, arizona and wayne lapierre among those scheduled to testify. congressman paul ryan sat down for his first sunday talk show appearance since the 2012 election. the congressman told "meet the press" moderator david gregory that it's premature to talk about whether he will run for president in 2016. >> i've got an important job to do. i represent wisconsin. i'm chairman of the budget committee at the time we have a fiscal crisis. i think can i do my job representing the people that i work for by focusing on that right now than focusing on these distant things. >> and there's this, a new anti-chuck hagel ad has just popped up days before senate hearings are set to start on his nomination as defense secretary. the ad is from a conservative group called americans for strong defense. at least five other groups from the right and from the left are all organizing to block hagel's nomination. first though shame on you, barack obama. it was one of hillary clinton's most notorious quotes when challenging her 2008 democratic oppo
kelly, the husband of deborah different -- gabrielle gifford will be there. also the national rifle association ceo will be there, live tomorrow morning at 10:00 on c-span. >> all of us worked hard for our cause is way before we got to the white house. the white house just was an enormous push up. i think the ladies would agree that the day before you are married to the president-elect, nobody gives a darn what you say. the day after he is the president-elect, people think you are brilliant and your cause is very good. [laughter] that helps. [applause] >> the new original series," it is produced with the white house historical association, season one begins president's day, february 18, at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> 3 of the moderators of the 2012 presidential and vice- presidential debate spoke last night in washington. they talked about how they prepared and how twitter and social media influence to the debate and how they thought the candidates performed, from the national press club, this is one hour, 20 minutes. [applause] national press corps and the kalb report. most would agree f
, january 2011, six murdered, 12 wounded, including gabrielle giffords. , july 2012, it 12 murdered. -- r. rhorer, july 2014, at 12 murdered. 12aurora, july 2012, murdered. mayors have expressed shock at mass shootings, even more frequently, many of us must cope with gun violence that occurs on the streets of our cities today after day after day after day. weapons of mass destruction are destroyed and their communities, at our streets, and families. i was sworn in in january of 2008 to my first term. on may 3, 2008, philadelphia police officer was killed with the naked -- with an ak-47. tell his wife michelle and their children why any civilian needs one of those weapons to be out on the streets of our cities. tell any mother or father or sister or brother or niece or nephew wide their family member is no longer with us because of those kinds of weapons. handguns with high-capacity magazines. why does anyone need one of those? this death and destruction must end right now. every day in america, 282 people are shots, 86 of them die, and 32 of them are murdered. every day, 50 children are s
gabrielle giffords, who was shot two years ago in tucson. the washington post as a story about how families react when local public schools closed. a group of activists a closing schools most of text poor and minority students. -- most effects poor. we would like to hear from you. here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online. send us a tweet. wheat can share that on the air. you can join the conversation on facebook by looking for c-span .r e-mail us in the headline in the washington post this morning -- what you think's? is closing public schools a civil rights issue? the washington post says -- other stories related to this, from "the huffington post" -- those phone numbers again -- we will start with an independent caller this morning. lou in connecticut. good morning. caller: good morning. i would like to see all public schools closed. public schools are a government monopoly, and utter failure. it would be like having a government monopoly in the automobile industry and we would all be driving hugos. it is a rip-off. the american people should be booked to choose the sch
page of today's "the wall street journal." what was your response to gabrielle giffords' plea for an additional dunkirkgun curbs? >> she said something needs to be done, and i think we agree with that. it is not that there is a great number of these things that have happened, but if there are measures that to be taken to deal with the sort of mass shootings that took place in newtown and gun crime, the steps should be taken. it was like the senator from connecticut at the statement from sandy hook, where everybody could agree with the statement, but the statement was very much like what former congressman giffords said, to was that something ought to be done. those of us who sat there during that hearing and those who testified, we may disagree on what would be effective, what can be done within the context of the rights of innocent americans, but we all agree on the goal, and that is really what policy discussions should be about. they should be about how you solve a problem. people can disagree on what conditions were and did not work, but there is not a lot of this remote w
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